THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Dr. Sharon Camp
“The reproductive health community, when they work together with their funders, can accomplish really big things.”
Public Policy expert. Founding Chair of the Reproductive Technologies Project. The leading authority on the national and international politics of contraception. Served as president and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute, the leading policy research organization in sexual and reproductive health and rights. Served as the president and CEO of Women’s Capital Corporation, a start-up responsible for the development and commercialization of Plan B emergency contraception and as senior vice president of Population Action International (PAI). She was also largely responsible for bringing together the highly successful International Consortium for Emergency Contraception. The author or co-author of more than 70 publications on family planning and related subjects, she has chaired the boards of Family Health International, the National Council for International Health, the International Center for Research on Women, and the Reproductive Health Technologies Project.
Interviewed by Judith Waxman, June 2021
Photo. Guttmacher Institute’s President and CEO, Dr. Sharon L. Camp, right, and Director of International Research, Dr Akinrinola Bankole, pose with a copy of report “Abortion Worldwide: A Decade of Uneven Progress,” covering global abortion issues, during a press launch of the report in London, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009.
More About Sharon:
- Select interviews and speeches
- Sharon Camp on Abortions Worldwide
- Sharon Camp on PAI’s role when the Global Gag Rule is first introduced
- Saving lives, saving money: the case for family planning By Jane Caro , February 25, 2010
- One to One with Sheryl McCarthy, December 2010
- Population and Reproductive Health Oral History Project, Sharon Camp, Interviewed by Rebecca Sharpless August 20–21, 2003
- Population Action International website
- The Guttmacher Institute website